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NBC Sports California Hires Robot Conspiracy Theorist Jose Canseco as Oakland A’s Analyst

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 12:00pm 3/28/2017 at 12:00pm
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SOMEONE TELL KEMBERLEE! Actually, I already did. My fabulous co-worker loves to watch Jose Canseco’s Twitter timeline, but who can blame her? She documented his rant on Twitter awhile ago when he expressed concern over future robot overloads.

Turns out she can see plenty of him because NBC Sports California signed him...

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Celebrating “Human Achievement Hour” 2017

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 5:30pm 3/25/2017 at 5:30pm

Earth Hour is being touted as the world’s largest grass roots movement for the environment.

On Saturday, from 8:30 – 9:30 pm, special snowflakes will turn off the lights in an effort to “make a difference” for the 11th year in a row.

More importantly, it is also time for the very successful...

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British Scientists Receive Permission to Develop Baby From Three People

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 5:00pm 3/25/2017 at 5:00pm
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This story makes this famous saying come to mind: “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” The U.K.’s fertility regulator granted permission to Newcastle University to develop a baby from the DNA of three people. Scientists

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Good news! Apple says CIA hacking tools won’t work on newer products

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 4:00pm 3/25/2017 at 4:00pm
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If you’re an Apple snob like me, I’m pretty sure you became concerned when Wikileaks published documents about the hacking tools the CIA used to sneak into Apple products. A person could not disable the tools even by resetting their phone.

But Apple...

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The Internet Has Devoured the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Facebook Page

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 12:43am 3/23/2017 at 12:43am

I love Cracker Barrel. They serve sweet tea, breakfast all day, have perfectly mediocre coffee, and they’re strategically located along major thoroughfares, making them an easy road trip stop.

But the scrumptious country store chain also fired Brad’s wife after eleven years of loyal service, and on Brad’s birthday no less…or...

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Sesame Street Will Introduce Julia, an Autistic Muppet

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 20, 2017 at 1:00pm 3/20/2017 at 1:00pm
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Well-loved educational children’s show Sesame Street will soon introduce a new character.

Julia will join the Sesame Street crew as the show’s first autistic muppet. While the distinction is noteworthy and needed, the show’s writers hope Julia will be a seamless part of the cast.

“I would love her to be not Julia,...

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Trump’s Win Made Designer Tom Ford Want to Move Back to America

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2:30pm 3/19/2017 at 2:30pm
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While some of the elite Hollywood types complain about President Donald Trump’s victory, others have come to embrace it and let it humble them a little. I reported about how it opened actress Jennifer Garner’s eyes, but it also opened designer Tom Ford’s eyes:

“Oddly, it made me want to come back...

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Amy Schumer Blames ‘Alt-Right Trolls’ For Bad Reviews on Netflix Special

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 17, 2017 at 6:00pm 3/17/2017 at 6:00pm
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It’s all the rage! Not doing well? Gaining weight? Blame Trump or the alt-right. Comedian Amy Schumer’s Netflix special has not received decent reviews. Instead of taking responsibility, Schumer points the finger at others:

Schumer’s “The Leather Special” debuted last week on Netflix, and as the streaming service’s subscribers are starting to...

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Donations to Meals on Wheels Surge After News of Proposed Federal Funding Cuts

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 17, 2017 at 5:30pm 3/17/2017 at 5:30pm
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President Trump unveiled his new federal budget proposal this week, leaving big government lovers in full on meltdown mode.

One of the programs on the chopping block is Meals on Wheels by way of a Community Development Block Grant.

Despite numerous reports to the contrary, Meals on Wheels is not wholly ...

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90-Year-Old Grandmother Has Knitted 2100 Hats for Newborns

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 17, 2017 at 3:00pm 3/17/2017 at 3:00pm
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Time for a lovely heartwarming story! Barbara Lowe, 90, has knitted over 2100 hats for newborns at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, OH, for the past eight years:

“I’m thinking back that the babies who got the hats that are gonna be 8 years old this year and I’m like oh my...

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Kimmel claims Trump cuts will kill Big Bird, but PBS doesn’t produce the show

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 17, 2017 at 1:00pm 3/17/2017 at 1:00pm
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On Thursday night, Jimmy Kimmel mocked President Donald Trump’s budget cuts, which included axing funds to PBS and NPR. The host decided to show Trump firing Big Bird from Sesame Street.

One problem with this. Sesame Street currently airs on HBO.

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Five Great Movies to Watch on St. Patrick’s Day

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 17, 2017 at 7:00am 3/17/2017 at 7:00am
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Today is St. Patrick’s Day. If you don’t have plans to go out for a pint tonight, you may want to just watch a movie at home. There are lots of great films that would fit this list but I’m limiting it to five of my favorites.

All of these films are...

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TIME Article Demands Brands Publicly Declare Political Loyalties

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 5:00pm 3/16/2017 at 5:00pm
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The battle against the overly politicized life is a never-ending brawl and one that’s only intensified since President Trump was inaugurated, sending the progressive movement into a tailspin.

Seth Matlins, Executive Vice President of Branded Impact at WME/IMG, wrote an opinion post, which TIME published online, demanding brands publicly declare their...

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New Zealand Grants River Human Legal Rights

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 4:30pm 3/16/2017 at 4:30pm
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The Whanganui River in New Zealand will now enjoy the same legal rights as a human being. From The Guardian:

The local Māori tribe of Whanganui in the North Island has fought for the recognition of their river – the third-largest in New Zealand – as an ancestor for 140 years.

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McDonald’s Twitter ‘Compromised,’ Insults Donald Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 11:00am 3/16/2017 at 11:00am

The McDonald’s Twitter account created waves in the social media world Thursday morning with a tweet insulting President Trump.

The tweet was published at 6AM and the alleged hacker even pinned it to the account, meaning it appeared at the very top of the account’s Twitter page. McDonald’s has deleted the tweet...

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Archaeologists May Have Found a 3,000 Year Old Statue of Pharaoh Ramses II

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 5:00pm 3/14/2017 at 5:00pm
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HOLY COW! In the slums of Cairo, Egypt, archaeologists retrieved what they believe is a 3,000 year old statue of Pharaoh Rasmes II. From The Daily Mail:

This is the moment archaeologists lifted a 3,000-year-old statue of an Egyptian Pharaoh considered ‘one of the most important discoveries ever’ from a muddy ditch.

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EU Court Allows Employers to Ban Islamic Headscarves

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 2:30pm 3/14/2017 at 2:30pm
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The top European Union court has ruled that employers can ban the Islamic headscarf from the workplace. From the BBC:

The European Court of Justice (ECJ), ruled on Tuesday morning that employers are allowed to ban workers from the “visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign” including headscarves.

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